THE smell of fresh cream, scones and icing sugar filled the room at the Great Lioness/CWA /VIEW Club Bake-off on Wednesday.
The great baking challenge, which saw the cream of the community’s cooks face off, started as a friendly jibe between a proud Lioness, dedicated CWA lady and a VIEW Club member.
“Our sponge is lighter and fluffier than yours,” one said.
“Our scones take the cake,” was the indignant reply.
“Prove it?” the VIEW Club members said.
Who better to judge this competition than members of the Eden Tigers Rugby League football team.
The two volunteer judges Matt Savors and Leigh Hennessey put their taste buds to the test to select the best bakers in Eden.
After the judging the two football players said they were too full for dinner and felt “very privileged” to have been a part of the event.
Up for grabs were some great prizes donated by the Great Southern Inn, Eden IGA and Eden Spa and Beauty.
Marilyn Young arrived with her immaculate scones cut and topped with fresh cream set the room into a last minute flurry with other contestants quickly cutting and topping their scones.
Ms Young was eventually crowned the scone queen for this round and walked away proud as punch.
The Lionesses took the cake for the first round coming first and second in two categories with their sweet treats.
All participants had a wonderful day in what was a friendly competition that is planned to continue.
The second round will be held at the Lioness Clubhouse at the RSL Hall at a date yet to be announced.